Feren (feren) wrote,
Feren
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Ever hated your stereo instructions?

You know what I'm talking about: You just bought a new consumer appliance ranging from a Walkman to a toaster to a DVD player, and when faced with some insurmountable problem are finally forced to open the manual. To your shock and pleasant surprise the document is written in English!

Or is it?

The further you read the more frequently you see odd little phrases like "Please to turn on DVD player only after plugging in wall" pop up. The deeper you go the worse it gets until you know you're reading English, but you don't understand a word you're reading....

Aaaah, when cultures collide. Check out Engrish.com for a chuckle as English and Japanese duke it out in a steel cage match for language supremacy.
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